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Lydia A. I. Toorenburgh

PhD Student, Anthropology, University of Victoria

Lydia has a Master of Arts and an Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Minor in Indigenous Studies. They have worked at the University of Victoria as the Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer and most recently as the Tri-Faculty Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator where they were tasked with creating and leading decolonizing and Indigenizing initiatives in the faculties of Social Sciences, Science, and Humanities. They use their training in Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Anthropology, their experience as a staff member, and their lived experience as mixed settler and Bungi-Metis Two-Spirit person to work toward post-secondary decolonization and Indigenization. They are now pursuing their PhD in Anthropology and Indigenous Nationhood at the University of Victoria.


  • –present
    PhD Student, University of Victoria


  • 2023 
    University of Victoria, Master of Arts in Anthropology